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  • Podcast: Unrest in Egypt

    President Hosni Mubarak continues facing enormous pressure to step down from power. As rioting continues, a host of otherwise disparate interest groups unite in their opposition to the president.

    With U.S. and Middle East geopolitics contingent upon what happens in Egypt, in a recent podcast Heritage expert Jim Carafano gives his insight as to what this really means for America, and what the administration should be doing in response.

    How will this uprising affect our foreign policy with allies such as Israel? Will it affect global oil prices? And more fundamentally, what caused this mayhem? Find out all that and more in this podcast.

    For more information on how to bring freedom and stability to Egypt, go here.

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    5 Responses to Podcast: Unrest in Egypt

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    2. james goodwin says:

      Don't you think we might be spreading our military too thin?

      There are just some things we need to stay out of.

    3. Willow R. says:

      Any violent reactions could result to a total community destruction. A stiff curfew is being enforced in Egypt by the army to subdue the <a title="Egypt mobilizes military to defuse protesters and impose curfew" href="http://personalmoneystore.com/moneyblog/2011/01/28/egypt-army-protests/&quot; rel="nofollow"> growing demonstrations. Despite loud protests against the authorities of President Hosni Mubarak and calls for his resignation, Mubarak is due to address the situation. A leader of the opposition to Mubarak's regime has been taken into custody. Mohamed Elbaradei, a Nobel Laureate, has been placed under house criminal arrest for the time being.

    4. Tim AZ says:

      We are to blame we propped up dictators in these countries that would serve our oil interests so long as we ignored how they oppressed their people. Effectively branding American's as hypocrites when they advocate for human rights. Now the muslim brotherhood is busy trying to coopt the rage of these people who are hungry not just for food, but for greater economic freedom. Just like the Marxists through out the rest of the world. Take notice of the phrase social justice that is now being touted through out the middle east by those who are pining for control of the people there. Will the middle eastern people trade one oppressive govt. for a caliphate or will they establish a govt. that guarantees them human rights. We will have to wait and see.

    5. Egyptian says:

      We Egyptian people are in a revolution against Dictator Mubarak since 25 January 2011, yesterday and today there is a massacre against demonstrators in the “Liberation Square” in the center of Cairo.

      Dictator Mubarak shut down internet and telephones one week ago, the media in the world don’t hear our voice, don’t care of us.

      I’m able to access internet today, I’m sending this message to everyone to support us.

      Please support us, Write in blogs, Make demonstrations to support us, Send to Media, to journalists, to politicians in your countries to support us.

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